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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from Rugby Union, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 3,134 stories have been published about Rugby Union which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Rugby Union · Fiji

Israel Folau back in test rugby after Tonga selection

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Folau named in Tonga side for Pacific Nations Cup match against Fiji. The 33-year-old played for Australia between 2013 and 2019. Former All Blacks centre Seta Tamanivalu is also in the squad for the first time in five years. Fiji and Australia will play each other in a three-match series.See the Story
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Johnny Sexton tells Ireland to keep evolving to avoid peaking early for World Cup

Coverage: 2 sources
Ireland face New Zealand in a three-match series starting on Saturday. Andy Farrell's side were knocked out of the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Ireland have won 12 of their last 13 Tests. Captain Johnny Sexton says Ireland must keep evolving to avoid repeating the mistake of peaking too soon for a World Cup.See the Story
Rugby Union · South Africa

Tommy Reffell to make Wales bow against South Africa

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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named his matchday squad for Saturday's international against South Africa in Pretoria. Leicester Tigers flanker Tommy Reffell set to make his debut after being included in the starting XV. George North will make his first appearance for Wales since the 2021 Six Nations after being named to start in the midfield.See the Story
Rugby Union · New Zealand

Barbarians to face New Zealand’s second-string at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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The Barbarians will take on an All Blacks XV at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November. The match comes 50 years after the Baa-baas beat the All Blacks in 1973. This is the first time the soccer stadium has played host to an international rugby fixture. The All Blacks will also play Canada and two further opponents in a four-game northern hemisphere tour.See the Story
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Ireland prop swap 'a bit strange'

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Former Ireland international Mike Ross says it is "a bit strange" that Cian Healy and Finlay Bealham are training to cover both prop positions. Andy Farrell named his Irish side to face the All Blacks in Saturday's first Test of the New Zealand tour in Auckland. Healy was a major doubt after being carted off with an ankle injury in Wednesday's defeat to the Maori All Blacks.See the Story
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Scotland: Hamish Watson absence only short-term

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has moved to allay fears over the fitness of Hamish Watson. Watson has been ruled out of the first Test against Argentina with injury. Townsend stated that the flanker should be available for the second Test next week. Scotland will face a fired-up Argentina, eager to impress under new coach Michael Cheika.See the Story
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Wales to honour legend Phil Bennett in first Test against Springboks

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SA Rugby boss Mark Alexander on relief regarding stadium sanctions

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